| Apr 24, 2015
| 6:23 PM
The convictions Friday of three former Florida A&M University band members in the 2011 hazing death of a fellow percussionist represent the end of the state's prosecution against all the students involved in the case.
But for Pam and Robert Champion Sr....
| Apr 23, 2015
| 10:05 AM
The state and the defense are finished calling witnesses in the second Florida A&M University hazing trial prompted by the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion during a marching band tradition.
Today concludes the third day of testimony in the...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 4:39 PM
For Robert Champion Sr. and his wife, Pam, the second trial in their son's hazing death is just as painful as the first.
The Georgia couple have made the 442-mile trip to Orlando so often since their son, a Florida A&M University student, died in 2011...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 11:24 AM
Jury selection is underway in the trial of three ex-FAMU band members accused of hazing drum major Robert Champion to death in 2011.
Aaron Golson, Benjamin McNamee and Darryl Cearnel will stand trial together.
Each face manslaughter and felony...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 4:10 AM
The second trial in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion is set to begin today , and this time three ex-band members will face a jury together.
One initially told investigators he tried to save Champion after the 26-year-old collapsed....
| Apr 7, 2015
| 2:18 PM
The trial of three men charged in the fatal hazing of FAMU drum major Robert Champion is set for April 20, according to a lawyer for one of the ex-band members.
Aaron Golson, Benjamin McNamee and Darryl Cearnel will face a jury together, Golson's...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 11:13 AM
A judge has rejected a request for a new trial by Dante Martin, who faces up to 22 years in prison for his role in the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion.
Martin's legal team argued that Orange Circuit Judge Renee Roche...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 1:46 PM
A man jailed on manslaughter charges in the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion was released Thursday.
Jessie Baskin was released from the Orange County Corrections Department at 9:26 a.m., department spokeswoman Carrie...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:14 PM
The manslaughter verdict in the fatal hazing of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion should send a message as loud and clear as the famous Marching 100 band, State Attorney Jeff Ashton said Friday.
“I hope this scares people enough...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Lissette Sanchez, a graduate of Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, said she allowed Florida A&M University band members beat her to earn privileges on the Marching 100's percussion bus.
Sanchez, 21, testified this morning at the Orange County...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:14 PM
The parents of slain drum major Robert Champion plan to hand out anti-hazing pamphlets Saturday before the Florida Classic, the annual football game in Orlando between in-state rivals Florida A&M University and Bethune Cookman University.